Architectural Services Tender Stratford-upon-Avon
The RSC is looking to appoint an architect led design team to deliver the design associated with our proposed costume workshop redevelopment project.
United Kingdom-Stratford-upon-Avon: Architectural services for buildings
Section I: Contracting authority
Costume Workshop Project
Royal Shakespeare Company, Waterside
Contact point(s): The Royal Shakespeare Company
For the attention of: Peter Bailey
CV37 6BB Stratford-upon-Avon
Telephone: +44 1789272265
Fax: +44 1789272509
General address of the contracting authority: http://rsc.org.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
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Recreation, culture and religion
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.
NUTS code UKG13
The Victorian buildings on Waterside, formerly the ‘scenery workshop’ across the road from the Stratford theatres have housed the RSC’s costume workrooms since the 1950’s. Skills and disciplines in the workshop range from Men’s and Ladies costume construction to footwear and armoury; millinery to dyeing and printing; then fitting and finishing. The rooms vary from ‘pokey to spacious’, work light is variable, access is poor, floor levels do not match or align, space is confined by the perimeter and there is no lift – all contributing to some minor health and safety issues.
The costs of doing nothing to improve these workrooms are increasing year on year. These include temporary maintenance on the existing building to fix leaks, repair windows and replace antiquated boilers and other infrastructure; spend on additional heating and cooling appliances due to the building leaking hot and cold air; outsourcing some costume work due to inadequate capacity – regular additional spend of GBP 100k pa is not uncommon. These factors alone justify redevelopment.
The RSC, with its new theatre building, has now aspired to exciting new technologies in all its stage operating departments. The scenery workshops on the outskirts of Stratford were purpose built for construction and fabrication, whereas the Costume buildings in Waterside restrict the ability to grow or redevelop, and to rethink of the structure the costume department into skill sharing and the development of craft and artisan expertise. The current space and poor facilities often constrain the RSC to out of date and old fashioned processes. The RSC also aspires to teach, train and nurture the very skills that it has garnered over the years which the theatre industry recognizes are talents that are in danger of being lost when senior members of the department retire. The future could include trainees, apprentices and mentors all working within the facility.
The RSC is looking to appoint an architect led design team to deliver the design associated with our proposed costume workshop redevelopment project. The initial phase of the design work will take the project through to the completion of RIBA Stage D. This will support our Arts Council Stage 2 application, which if successful, will see the design team remobilised to complete the detailed design phases and prepare tender and construction drawings. The project is likely to be procured using a traditional procurement methodology.
The scope will include:
– architecture including fit out elements;
– structural engineering;
– services engineering;
– lighting design;
– access consulting;
– acoustic design;
– CDMC services;
– fire engineering and consultancy;
– BREEAM assessment;
– ecology and environmental advice.
The scope will not include the project manager, cost consultant, town planning advisor (including associated technical, environmental and heritage advisors), neighbourly matters, legal and insurance advice, surveys requiring contractors, topographical or measured surveys and hazardous material surveys or decant from the current premises and reoccupation.
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Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 450 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the PQQ.
As set out in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the PQQ.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the PQQ.
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
As set out in the PQQ. The PQQ is available on request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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